SOURCE: The Bedford Report

The Bedford Report

July 22, 2011 08:16 ET

Tobacco-Alternatives Market Remains Strong Despite Recent Headwinds

The Bedford Report Provides Equity Research on Star Scientific & Nabi Biopharmaceuticals

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jul 22, 2011) - In recent months health regulators made significant moves to reshape the tobacco industry. Traditional cigarette companies continue to face significant FDA headwinds, while non-traditional tobacco products and smoking cessation products are facing less scrutiny. The Bedford Report examines investing opportunities in non-traditional tobacco and smoking cessation aids and provides stock research on Star Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGX) and Nabi Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: NABI). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

David Howard, director of communications at Reynolds America, Inc. is optimistic that the market for dissolvable tobacco lozenges is growing. "These products provide smokers with an option to enjoy the pleasure of nicotine without bothering others," Howard said. "No secondhand smoke. No spitting. No cigarette butt." The tobacco industry believes these products contain far fewer cancer causing chemicals, and are a "harm reduction" strategy that could help people turn to less risky tobacco habits or eventually quit smoking.

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Star Scientific engages in the development, implementation, and licensing of tobacco curing technology that prevents the formation of carcinogenic toxins present in tobacco and tobacco smoke. The company is also involved in the manufacture, sale, marketing, and development of very low-TSNA dissolvable smokeless tobacco products, including ARIVA compressed powdered tobacco, cigalett pieces, STONEWALL Hard Snuff, and risk tobacco products.

Nabi Biopharmaceuticals is currently developing "NicVAX," an innovative and proprietary investigational vaccine for treatment of nicotine addiction and prevention of smoking relapse. Unfortunately for Nabi, the company recently said that NicVAX failed to meet the primary endpoint in a Phase III trial. Raafat Fahim, president and chief executive of the Rockville, Maryland-based company said, "We are in the process of assessing the reasons for these unexpected data, as we await the results of the second Phase III trial."

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